Typhoon Fengshen (Frank)

Pray for the people being affected by the typhoon that hit early this morning. Reports so far are that 12 people have lost their lives due to the storm and flooding.

We are not in the path of the typhoon but are experiencing unusually windy, cool weather and gray skies. Our work had planned a snorkeling boat trip for today but due to rough seas and threatening rain storms all boating has been cancelled.

To read more about the storm, check out: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation

Kirsten

Kirsten turns 10 years old tomorrow, June 19.

We thank God for her. She is such a blessing.

She is very artistic, loves to take photos, loves to read, has a compassionate heart. We are blessed by God to have her as our daughter.

Psalm 115: 12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:.... he will bless those who fear the LORD-- small and great alike. May the LORD make you increase,.... May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.


Photo by Kirsten - brother and sister.


Photo by Kirsten - shadow and light.

Books

Hi, I've been reading some great books lately, so here's my list of recommended reads if you're looking for a book or two ( or three or four....) to read!!!!

"Glorious Intruder-God's Presence in Life's Chaos" by Joni Earkeckson Tada

"A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society" by Eugene H. Peterson

"Rose From Brier" by Amy Carmichael

"A Passion For The Impossible - The Life of Lilias Trotter" by Miriam Huffman Rockness

For those challenged in household organization like I am I recommend "Confessions of an Organized Homemaker" by Deniece Schofield

Happy Reading!!!!!

Our Sons


James and Jerard 'playing!'

This morning James was standing on the walker while Jerard was sitting in it!


James standing on the walker.

James has become very mobile and now pulls himself up to standing, can crawl up stairs, 'talks' alot! He is a fun kid.

Jerard continues to stay healthy and is gaining in strength daily. He is verbalizing more. Sometimes he sounds like his brother! If I'm not looking at who is making sounds I'll think it's James and it's actually Jerard. It's a blessing to see all his improvements.


Ben wants to serve in the armed forces when he gets older!

Ben is a great 'kuya'! (Older brother).
He wants to be like his cousin and serve in the armed forces when he gets older. He loves to play with his toy weapons!

For the blessing of sons, I thank you, Father.

Psalm 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.

At The Beach

James and Jerard had their first day at the beach yesterday.
It's been my desire to take the babies to the beach for quite a while, but with all Jerard's surgeries and sickness it wasn't possible.
Thankfully, gratefully, Jerard is healthy and doing well now.
We enjoyed a wonderful time at the beach!


The boys ready to go to the beach


James in the water with Kirsten. Kirsten is a very good 'ate' (older sister) to her brothers (all three of them!)


Jerard in the water with Ben and I.


Jerard and Ben. Friends were at the beach who had a baby floaty for us to use while they were there. Both boys enjoyed floating in that baby seat. Jerard seemed to really relax floating in the water. He smiled and looked very content floating in that seat.


James and Kirsten.


Playing with friends. Several families we knew were at the beach yesterday.


Playing with friends.


Kirsten relaxing with a book.


James says a day at the beach is tiring!


Making a sand water tunnel.


Ben.


_On the boat ride home. Malapoyong si James! (James is happy). _


Ben and Jerard are tired from the day at the beach.